(Series 16, ep.35) Don’t tell me Holby isn’t educational. Aside from learning all manner of instantly forgettable stuff about crustaceans, I also discovered, via Jac Naylor and the power of Google, that Gigglebiz is a real TV series for kids. I’m no longer up on that sort of thing, what with PLA Jr being nearly 17 and that, so I had to check.
We learned a lot about Emma and her preferences, as Jac had sacked the third nanny in a row (for putting Emma to bed too early so Jac never saw her) and was forced to bring her daughter into work. The crèche was full. The crèche is always full, and if Selfie wasn’t so busy building his empire and obsessing about Zosia, he might usefully employ himself in sorting out better crèche facilities.
No staff member’s child has ever spent a day at Holby without going missing, but Jac was fairly confident in leaving Emma with Elliot while she was in theatre. Unfortunately, as we’ve glimpsed previously, Elliot isn’t quite his usual self and he wandered off and left Emma to her own devices for a bit, during which time she promptly vanished. My money was on her being with Paula, who was in the hospital with pneumonia. Emma did end up with Paula, but that was via Jonny Mac after he found his daughter being looked after by Adele.
I can’t actually believe I’m dwelling so long on what I could have quickly summarised as “Custodygate: the latest chapter.” Basically, the court date is looming (and can’t come soon enough for me), Paula is dying (ditto) and Jonny Mac continues to be an annoying whine-bag.
But the important question still remains – what is the matter with Elliot?
In the bowels of the hospital known as AAU, don’t say the word “bowels” or Dr Amy Smug might well chunder on your shoes. Dr Harry Posh proved that he’s not really cut out to be a doctor by not twigging that his colleague and former bed-mate is pregnant, but that’s probably because he lives in a bubble which reflects his own ego back at him so sparklingly that he can’t see much of the real world outside it. When Amy wasn’t hurling into the nearest staff sink (nice), she was forging ahead with her scheme to mentor Harry within an inch of his life in an effort to get him qualified and promoted to Anywhere But Here. Would this really be the job of a consultant pharmacist? Anyway, it all went pear-shaped and now Serena has her eye on the pair of them.
Also on AAU, Essie – the granddaughter of the Nazi war criminal, who is now a nurse – is getting mysterious phone calls. This will be important next week.
Love was in the air on Keller. Zosia and Uncle Jesse are now very much An Item (it’s not as weird as I expected it to be), but don’t tell Selfie because he wouldn’t like it. Digby didn’t like it, either, but he was distracted by a pretty marine biologist, who turned out to be every bit as nerdy as him. It was a match made in heaven, and provided ample opportunities for Digby to demonstrate that he has the most beautiful smile in the NHS.
Next time: More Custodygate; and Sacha is front page news. And because of bloomin’ football, Holby will be on Thursday.